Northern and central California are beset by more than 800 wild fires. Last week, the state baked under four days of triple-digit heat, which dried out brushland in many areas. On Friday, severe lightning strikes set them to blaze. California brushland, called chaparral, naturally becomes very dry in the summer and burns easily. The burning is nature’s way of recycling dead plant material. It’s only when humans build houses and things that we don’t want burned that it becomes a problem.

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Nikki Bowers's picture
Nikki Bowers says:

Hope the fires end soon!!

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 12:47pm
iamobsessedw/tech2's picture
iamobsessedw/tech2 says:

i live in sebastopol,ca

this is freaking scary

posted on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 3:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this was sooooooooooooo @!#$^&I()__*[email protected]* scary
stayed at my boat fire less than a mile away


posted on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 12:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You guys were lucky my house burned down inthe telegraph fire

posted on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 10:52am

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